The reigning champions won 21 out of 22 races this year.
His 19th win eclipsed the previous record of 15, set by the Dutchman last year.
The 21-year-old showed why he's the man to carry Kiwi hopes in Australian motorsport.
The champion elect is alongside Ferrari's Charles Leclerc, with Aussie Oscar Piastri and George Russell on the second row.
The Kiwi can no longer catch Brodie Kostecki at the top of the championship standings.
Lewis Hamilton denied reports he'd approached the world champion manufacturer, which Christian Horner has since clarified.
The driver is waiting on the sidelines for a fulltime seat in the big time.
The Dutchman is not a fan of the inaugural grand prix and all its glitz.
More than 35,000 fans were sent home in the early hours of the morning after a practice session was canned.